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What is the most profound piece of literature you've ever read?

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What is the most profound piece of literature you've ever read?


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    Mike H. says:

    Steinbeck's "The Gra[pes Of Wrath". I read it as a Junior in High school, and found that it was the story of many of my friends' elders here in Northern California.

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    Chuck says:

    Alistair Cooke's America . This is a follow up on his 13 part television series of America. Not bad for an Englishman.

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    Darryl Raby says:

    Towards a Psycholog of Being, by Abraham Maslow

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    Steve Wyett says:

    The Bible

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    Adam Bahm says:

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Read it and weep.

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    John R. says:

    Dante's The Divine Comedy

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    richard says:

    that is a hard one
    but recently i discovered the GNOSTIC BIBLES
    it was a revelation

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    Ben M says:

    For me it was James Mitchners "The Source". That one novel openned the world for me with regard to history, anthro, lit, finance, phil, etc. It made me an avid reader, a more thoughtful/thinking person. It prompted me to think outside of my little world(box). What Mitchner did for me equates to what Guttenburg did for all of humanity; life hasn't been the same since.



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